Author Archives: Rebecca Wood

Pea Flour—Looks Good on the Label but Doesn’t Digest

Pea Flour—Looks Good on the Label but Doesn’t Digest

Manufacturers are increasingly using pea flour in the production of low-carbohydrate foods. These days you’ll find it in pasta, chips, cookies, energy bars, and even dog food. Because it’s up to 28% protein, pea flour looks good on an ingredient label, but there’s a catch. It’s indigestible. We’ll look at why this questionable practice got… Continue Reading

How to Maintain Healthy Gut Flora

For proactive healthcare, a basic understanding of biofilms is a requisite. The term biofilm refers to organic life forms (bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms) that develop an extracellular matrix or, to be more graphic, a slimy film. Biofilms are a living, self-protective community that can develop and stick to any surface—living or otherwise—that is exposed to… Continue Reading

Colloidal Silver: A Natural and Safe Antibiotic

Colloidal Silver: A Natural and Safe Antibiotic

A Traditional Antibacterial Remedy Before we had modern drugs, colloidal silver was our primary clinical antibiotic. This suspension of microscopic silver particles in water is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that speeds wound healing, treats infections, and has both antiviral and antifungal properties. Colloidal silver is regaining popularity for its ability to cure infectious diseases, including… Continue Reading

Face Reading: A Mother and Daughter Comparison

Face Reading: A Mother and Daughter Comparison

More Than Genetics Using traditional Chinese Face Reading we can decode the messages our faces reveal. As an example, let’s examine this mother and daughter photo. When your diet and lifestyle are right for you, your vital energy and innate beauty shine through unhindered. But if you’re not in balance, if there’s an energetic snarl… Continue Reading

Identify Leaky Gut with Face Reading

DIY Diagnosis You can detect leaky gut (intestinal hyper-permeability) by looking in the mirror. Over centuries, Chinese medicine developed a sophisticated system of correspondences between outward signs and the internal organs; such as, for example, that the lower lip region reflects colon health. So take a look. If your lower lip is toned, uniformly colored… Continue Reading

Startled Into Eating Meat Again

Eating Meat Helped Resolve My Invasive Cancer As a longtime fan of yours, I remember reading that when you had cancer, you started eating meat again. I’m at a dietary crossroads myself and would love to know why you made the shift. —Syl Stenhouse, London, England In 1989, after twenty years of macrobiotics, then renowned… Continue Reading

The Tibetan Book of Health: Sowa Rigpa, the Science of Healing

A just published book by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, The Tibetan Book of Health, is loaded with remarkable health tips and practices. I highly recommend it to all students of alternative medicine and to everyone seeking better health. Tibetan medicine shares similarities with both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. It remains, however, a decidedly unique modality with… Continue Reading

Recovery Clothing Helps Healing

New Fabric Supports Healing Want to tap in to your body’s own healing energy? Change your clothes! Wearing clothing made with a new type of fabric can actually promote healing from within. This fabric is imbued with ceramic (yes, you read that right!) and emits far infrared (FIR) healing properties. Far infrared or thermal radiation… Continue Reading